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Nature Of Art
1,679 words'Art upsets, science reassures' (Braque) Analyse and evaluate this claim. The difference between; reality and fantasy, an accurate representation of what is, and a brilliant orchestration of the mind, can often become blurred with the paintbrush of an artist. Yet, as Braque would surely agree, there are certain areas knowledge that only serve to reify our reality, saving us from delving into the fantastic chasm of questions arising from art. This specific area is of course science. One can often...
Only True Art
599 words2/c Barnard HE 240/5011 10 March 2000 Prof. Fet row Claude McKay, a True Artist Festus Claudius McKay, aka Eli Edwards, was born in Jamaica on September 15, 1889. His parents were farmers and he was the youngest of eleven children. Twenty-three years of his life were spent in Jamaica and from there he would immigrate to the United States. Claude McKay was known as an internationalist because he traveled far and wide to several different countries. His travels and experiences in the range of coun...
Early Age Dali
558 wordsSalvador Dali was born in Figures Spain in 1904 to Don Salvador Dali y Case and Felipe. In 1907, his sister Ana Maria was born; she was his only sibling. At an early age Dali began his strange behavior, he was prone to tantrums, self-induced coughing fits and wet the bed until age eight, as he knew this upset his father. After a year at public school, Dali was still unable to read and write he was then sent to a Christian school, however that did not improve his scholastic abilities (BBC). In 19...
Art Of Theater
438 wordsNeither a book nor a work, but an energy Theater is the most remarkable art of life. It is a collaborate art combining different people into one solid group in which they work together harmoniously in order to portray a certain idea, concept, or piece of art. Theater deals with various forms of emotions and is most commonly expected to leave a trace or stimulate sentiments on the audience. The mind plays a big role in theater, for the art lies within our imagination. Our mind stimulates many dif...
781 wordsStephen Spender "Ritualistic" is, it seems to me, the word that best describes [Eliot's] attitude to life. He had a vision of the relationship of the living with the dead through the patterns of rituals that extend into the modern world the pities that remain unaltered from the past. He thought that when these rituals were disrupted - and when, in deed, the observance of them was not the foremost aim of the living - there would be no connection of the living with the dead, of the present with th...
Group Known As The Pre Raphaelites
639 wordsIn order to better understand the works of any kind of artist, one can usually look to that artist's past and discover inspirations or influences that may play a role in the shaping of their later work. The famous author and poet Rudyard Kipling had a rather tumultuous past, so it is only natural that one seek clarification of his works in it. Upon some inspection, one may find that in his earlier years, Kipling was influenced by a group known as the Pre-Raphaelites, not only because they were a...
519 wordsI think desc arts was right about the only thing we can true ly know is that we exist. All other thoughts, feelings, and the like must be questioned. Because we are human and to be human is to be f alible. We can not a sume that we are correct in our basic about anything. Even the idea that we do exist (in some context) must be questioned. The answer to that questioning must inevitably be yes. I as the preciser of the world must exist. My cape ability to ask 'Do I in fact exist?' is proof that '...
Plato's Antagonistic View Towards The Written Art
2,086 wordsOh, Divine Poetry In his Republic, Plato seems to condemn art, especially written art, as evil and does not allow its presence in his ideal polis. Plato writes that art has the power to corrupt and teach its audience ignoble ways. He writes that it can only ever be an imitation of reality and thus is far from the true and the 'Good'. Interestingly, however, in his Phaedrus, Plato seems to speak opposite this view of art as evil. In fact, he proclaims inspiration by the Muses divine - actually cl...
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